2021 Commencement Ceremony

Virtual Ceremony - Friday, June 18, at 12 p.m.

The 56th SPSCC Commencement Ceremony will be celebrated virtually on June 18 via SPSCC's YouTube and Facebook channels. Nearly 1,500 graduates will be honored at the virtual event.

The virtual ceremony will have many parts of a traditional commencement, like an address from the president and faculty members. It will also celebrate graduates with virtual diplomas while names are read aloud and other exciting celebration videos.

On-Campus Parade - Friday, June 18, from 3 - 7 p.m. - SPSCC Olympia Campus

Surprise! You told us you wanted something in-person, and SPSCC is planning it to celebrate you! More information is coming soon, but we hope this is helpful to know as you plan your celebrations with family and friends.

Apply to Graduate

Apply to graduate by April 15, 2021, to be included in the virtual Commencement Ceremony. Remember that you need to apply to graduate from SPSCC, whether or not you want to be included in the Commencement Ceremony.


Cap, Gown, Cords & Stoles

Cap & gown sales will open in early May. We will post an update when they're available for purchase through the SPSCC Bookstore. You can email the Student Life office to learn about used cap & gown options at

Cord Meaning

Silver - High Honors (3.75 to 3.89 GPA)
White - Highest Honors (3.9 to 4.0 GPA)
Blue & white braided - Running Start

Graduation Disclaimer: Participation in the ceremony is optional and is not an official verification of graduation requirements. Grades have not been posted at the time of the ceremony and some students may have remaining class requirements.